This graduate certificate is designed for education professionals who already hold
a minimum of a bachelor's degree and seek to support students with special learning
needs. Earning this certificate does not lead to certification by the Oklahoma State
Department of Education.
This certificate is designed to train and equip educators who work with students with
disabilities across a variety of K-12 educational settings. You will gain the foundational
knowledge and skills needed to work with children with disabilities by addressing
academic, social, behavioral and transition skills. We prepare professionals who value
diversity and advocate for quality educational opportunities for all students.
Successful completion of the certificate program requires 18 credit hours (six courses)
of graduate-level coursework in special education. Credit hours are transferable to additional graduate degree programs.
Courses are offered on campus in Stillwater, with online course options available.
Online courses are delivered through Canvas, OSU's online learning platform. We facilitate peer-to-peer collaboration and community
building using technology.
Select six courses (18 credit hours):
SPED 5623: Characteristics of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
SPED 5743: Planning, Compliance and Current Practices in Special Education
SPED 5883: Classroom and Behavior Management
SPED 5673: Improving Literacy Skills of Individuals with Disabilities
SPED 5993: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Special Education
SPED 5783: Assessing Students with Disabilities
SPED 5723: Transition into Adulthood for Individuals with Disabilities